Dear fellow RATLUVORS,
I have 5 girls now, & lost SPIRIT last night from a tragic accident. The guilt is eating away at me. I recently allowed my rats to run free in my home along with my 7 cats. I actually found it entertaining, exciting to watch those loving little creatures destroy my house....LOL....Well SPIRIT had to be the most enlightening special rat I will ever have. To start with she followed my like a shadow around the house, ate with me, slept with me, harrassed the cats, used the cats liter box etc. The tragedy is last night my friend was over hanging a light fixture & needed something from my garage & in a hurry not thinking I accidently closed the room door on her neck. Oh That vision & memory will be hard to forget. She held on for about 45 minutes then died in my arms, close to my heart. Oh, how will I get over her. I only had her since Dec 23, 09 & am having a difficult time. The impression she leaves one with is overwhelming. I am not yet able to bury her & have her wrapped in her faux fur leopard blanky in the freezer. I took her out last night & this morning for about an hr., but know this is not healthy. And the other options are surely extremely costly. Please don't make the mistake I did. Oh how I wish I caged her last night while I was distracted. Oh yeah 5 nights ago she was found in the toilet bowl, almost drowned. She was mischievious, inquisitive & high enery & free spirited....thats how she got her name SPIRIT. I now caged my other 5 girls & will only take them out supervised for playtime...wish I did that before SPIRITS DEATH. Why I was not thinking is beyond me. I am a mother of a 21 y/o & should have known better. Please learn by my mistakes. May she rest in peace........thanks for reading........Ratluvor I know I need to bury her soon, when I am ready, probably tomorrow.